Lakshma, Lakṣma: 5 definitions


Lakshma means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Lakṣma can be transliterated into English as Laksma or Lakshma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Lakṣma (लक्ष्म) refers to “characteristics (of the doctrine)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Homage to that wishing tree that is the doctrine which is certainly succulent with compassion, by which the world is made pure, indeed by which it is maintained. That very same doctrine is proclaimed by the Jinas as possessed of ten characteristics (daśan-lakṣma-yuta), having honoured even a part of which those who have subdued their senses obtain liberation”.

Synonyms: Prakāra.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Lakṣma (लक्ष्म):—[from lakṣ] See deva-lakṣma.

2) Lākṣma (लाक्ष्म):—mf(ī)n. ([from] lakṣmī) addressed to Lakṣmī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Lakshma in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lakṣma (ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮ):—

1) [noun] a mark; a symbol; an indication; a sign.

2) [noun] the spots or black portions on the disc of the moon.

3) [noun] that which is fundamental, intrinsic or important.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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